Cider-Braised Pork Loin With Sauteed Apples

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“Wonderful comfort food. The kind of dinner I'd like to have on a lazy Sunday. Scalloped or Duchesse potatoes are especially good alongside.”

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  1. Combine the salt, pepper, sage and thyme and rub into pork.
  2. Wrap pork in plastic wrap and chill 2 hours or overnight.
  3. Pat pork dry with paper towels.
  4. In a large, ovenproof casserole heat oil over moderate-high heat until hot but not smoking and brown the pork.
  5. Transfer to a plate, pour off all but 2 tblsps fat, and cook onion and garlic over moderate heat, stirring, for 1 minute.
  6. Return pork to casserole, add cider and bring to boil.
  7. Braise pork, covered, in a preheated 350F (165C) oven for 50 minutes to 1 hour.
  8. Transfer to a heated platter, discard string and let stand 10 minutes.
  9. Spoon off fat from pan juices and puree pan juices with a blender (or immersion blender).
  10. Season to taste.
  11. Serve in a sauceboat.
  12. Arrange sautéed apples around sliced pork.

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